Used consisted of Jason Polland and Dan Weiss, on keyboards and guitar, respectively. Also in the band were the Holy Used Pillow, their spiritual leader; and Monkey Adams, their financial advisor.
They existed for a year and a half in the Bubbleville underground (March 1995 - November 1996), playing a total of six shows and releasing a total of four tapes. There was a reunion performance in June 1997.
In June 1999, Used recorded a spontaneous live document of epic shame entitled The Grand Cacophony. It is one hour and thirty-eight minutes long, and was never intended for release.